The song's title is a play on words comparing the ups and downs of the love game to a fairground carousel. Other references to 'marry go round' include Duncan Sheik
's 2006 track "So Gone," on which he sings "How many times on this marry-go-round. Over and over again." Also Rihanna croons on her A Girl Like Me
(deluxe edition) track, "Hypnotized," "You got me spinning like a marry-go-round. Feels like I'm flying but I ain't left the ground."